Dave Clark and Roberto Schmidt, journalists for Agence France-Presse, have been missing since yesterday in Libya along with Joe Raedle, a Getty photographer accompanying them. They were last heard from on Friday night, when they emailed AFP with their plans to head into the eastern Tobruk region and meet with rebels and refugees. They join the growing number of journalists who have gone missing or been arrested in Libya.
Four New York Times journalists have been detained by Libyan authorities in Tripoli (although Qaddafi’s son said they would be released — no word on that right now), and Al Jazeera said yesterday that four of its reporters were also being held in the capital. Then there are the deaths of Al Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan al-Jaber on March 12 and of Mohammed “Mo” Nabbous yesterday. It’s shaping up to look like an extremely perilous situation for journalists out there. We hope everyone is as safe as possible.